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interesting op-ed by warren buffett, who points out that early in his career in the 1950's and 1960's when he was making a lot of money, the tax rate was many times higher than it is today. he is calling on rich americans to pay up. >> is warren buffett and out liar in this respect, or will he be able to drag with him -- is warren buffett on the outside in this respect, or will he be able to drive with him others? >> we have seen republican lawmakers start to soften. the key is whether republican donors start to soften, too. we have seen how the rich have a particular ability to lobby for their best interests, and that has been the story in america for the past three decades. this election with a bit of a referendum on that balance of power. we will see if the president has that muscle to push that through. interesting that you mentioned mark carney. he is a hero, in my book. as one of the governors of the bank of canada, he thought -- fought the powers there. >> sure the discussion that america is having now focus on this issue of inequality that you have written about in your book? and will
having u.s. ambassadors killed in the future. that's it. >> okay. >>> coming up, warren buffett will be here onset. also senate majority whip dick durban. jake tapper and celebrity chef tom colicchio. >> those are all great. but now, unfortunately, we've got to wait for our good guests to come on. >> we're going to lose everyone. >> up next, jim vandehei joins us here onset. >> the clicking of channel changers across america. jim, we love you! come over here! >> bill karins -- oh, no, speaking of -- >> what? >> we call him c.g. for -- >> no, we don't. >> c.g., what do we got? >> now i've got to think of something creative for what c.g. stands for. snow is falling in a few areas this morning, we're looking at new jersey, looks like the suburbs outside philadelphia and new york could see snow. getting ready to treat a lot of those roads. a lot of that eco friendly rock salt. let's show you what's happening on the radar, the pink is where it's a little bit of a mix and the green is the rain. we've set up the boundary line somewhere north of philadelphia and just north of new york c
that problem. >> warren buffett came out this week and said the exact opposite. no disrespect to you but he's worth $40 billion and is considered to be the most successful investor in the history of mankind. he says throughout his life, throughout his career, there have been many periods with much higher tax rates, it's never made a dicky bird's difference to people's willingness to invest and that the combination of reduced spending and a few higher taxes for the wealthier people in america is the perfect answer. i just don't get a coherent argument why you can't do a bit of both. >> here's the issue, is that we have never had a period with more than 1% of the gdp in terms of tax hikes since 1969. that was the last time that happened and that put us into a recession and then we had several decades of increasing unemployment. the amount of tax hikes we're talking about here, piers, are about 3% of the gdp. so you're comparing apples to oranges. you can't say well, under clinton, this didn't happen. that was less than 1% of the gdp. we're talking three times that in the situation that we're
. melissa: here is what is "money" tonight. warren buffett's plans tax hike critics claiming that higher rates would not put a freeze on investing. is the oracle of omaha having of false prophecy? 220 men join us with the reaction. egyptian president makes a power grab that could make a feral blush. violent protests break out. will they bring mideast turmoil to new heights? one of the reasons top experts. getting a pink slip for not getting a flu shot. one employer fires all workers refusing to get the flu vaccine. is it legal? could more businesses follow suit? if even when they say it's not, it's always about "money." ♪ melissa: first, let's take a look at the day's market headlines. fiscal cliff years made a comeback and strong retail sales are not enough to offset the concern. the dow closed down 42 points. facebook shares some other best in four months. two formerly bearish analysts upgrade their outlook citing increasing revenue from mobile ads. and as our own charlie gasparino first reported, mary schapiro stepping down as chairman of the sec. officially leave office on december
sure warren buffett pays at least as much as his secretary and what has proposed will not have warren buffett pay the same. have a flat tax. if you make more, you pay more. lou: president himself may have been talking to you or others about the possibility of reforming the entire tax code. >> this is a great time. >> don't forget to the last time the senate had a budget is when her read worked with speaker pelosi nobody complained they're not spending enough money. 2.5 trillion goes off $1 trillion of spending right there. lou: there are always to get there. the idea that the president and boehner come together to have a civil discourse what we will do with the fiscal cliff are you any more hopeful on this first day of discussion? >> with the president's tone. lou: are you being partisan and? >> i am being objective when i say the president proposed 1.6 trillion dollars of new revenue? he wants to destroy the economy? who will allow that increase to devastate the economy? lou: a good point*. nobody talks about the fact that individual top -- checks payments federal receipts has risen
taxes at 15%. let's make sure that warren buffett probably starts paying not just like a secretary, a proper percentage. what has been proposed will not have warren buffett paying this percentage. let's have a flat tax. take him at his word and if you make more common you will pay more, not the only way it will happen. lou: the president himself may have been talking to you or steve forbes. >> this is a great time. not only that, let's not forget that the last time that the senate had a budget is when harry reid worked with his friend, and nobody in the 2008 budget complained that they weren't spending enough money. that cuts out a trillion in spending right there. are you concerned about the time that they had taken have taken on this first day of the discussion? >> i was not hopeful that the president's tone. [talking over each other] [talking over each other] lou: are you being partisan here? >> i am not being partisan. i am being objective when i say that the president pays 1.6 trillion in new revenues. he wants to destroy the economy. no one in their right mind is going to all
. warren buffett takes on grover norquist. who is right? former cbo director douglas cosecant joins us next. ♪ lou: well, we are going to be assessing what is happening with the fiscal cliff, negotiations, talks tomorrow waste of time between the principal so-called in washington d.c. talking with former congressional budget office director douglas hopes he can hear in moments. first the "moneyline". lori ruined the day on wall street. concerns about the deep discounts being offered by retailers on black friday. worries about the fiscal cliff, greece of combining for a market that pretty much went nowhere today. the dow jones industrials down 42. as into down treatment nasdaq rose ten. the sixth day in a row in which the nasdaq has gained. light trading on the big board. concerns about increases in taxes on dividends for the high-yield dividend stocks of late. today at&t and verizon down, both with dividend yields of just about 5%. most retailers lower on the day despite good news on the holiday shopping weekend. target and walmart among the worst -- losers. investors celebrating what som
, raising the marginal tax rate on the top end is spur purely a symbolic t. and the reason warren buffett is able to say, well, my secretary is taxed at a higher rate than i am is not because of that rate, it's because of the capital gains rate at 15%. >> we need to ask him about that, too. and i'm sure he would agree capital gains rates, which were about 28% under bill clinton when we had the roaring '90s, are at 15% right now. i've got to say, this is one of those areas where, when i was in congress, i wanted the capital gains rate to go down, thought it was too high at 28%. it's at 15% now. if you want to look at income disparity, you know, in part, the 15% capital gains tax rate and carried interest allows the super wealthy to get by paying a hell of a lot less than middle-class americans. >> if you're for fairness, that's where the fairness is. that's why the rich don't pay as much tax as the others. the marginal tax rate is marginal. if you raise it a couple of percentage points, it doesn't change much. if you raise that capital gains rate, that's where the big money is made. >> he
tax, 15%, gift taxes, 15%, let's make sure that warren buffett finally starts paying at least as much as his secretary, in the percentage, and, what has been proposed, here, by the president, will not have warren buffett paying the same as his secretary, in percentage. let's have a flat tax, lou. let's take the president at his word. if you make more you will pay more and this is the only way that that is going to happen. >> lou: you know, i believe the speaker boehner, perhaps the president himself may have been talking to you, talking to steve forbes and others who talked about the possibility of reforming the entire tax code. that could -- >> this is a great time. you know, the kind of time... and, not only that, let's don't forget the last time that the senate had a budget, it was when harry reid worked with his friend, speaker pelosi and nobody in the 2008 budget complained that it wasn't spending enough money. let's go back to 2008. $2.5 trillion, and cuts off a trillion in spending, right there. >> lou: there are all sorts of ways to get there, as you suggest here tonight, and,
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we'll talk to a man who knows a thing or two about making money, warren buffett in, a rare live interview. >>> exhumed. the body of the late palestinian leader yasser arafat taken out of his grave this morning, eight years after his death. now, authorities are trying to determine if he was poisoned. >>> and don't watch. the teenage star of "two and a half men" calls his own show filth and urges viewers to change the channel. >> please stop watching "two and a half men." i'm on "two and a half men." i don't want to be on it. >>> and who knows. his bosses may just grant that wish today, tuesday, november 27th, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a tuesday morning. i'm savannah guthrie. >> and i'm matt lauer. a few years ago buying online was something of a novelty and made a lot of people nervous, including myself. now it's a way of life and huge business. >> that's right. new numbers released overnight show just that. sales up significantly ove
. but if you're a long-term investor -- remember, warren buffett is very bullish on u.s. stocks because he believes in company. this could be a buying opportunity because things have drop add lot. >> well, stephanie, speaking of warren buffett hr, he had an op, sort of laying the idea that the've wealthy would throw a hissy fit, would not invest if they were to increase a couple of points. he wrote, so let's forget about the rich and ultra rich going on strike and stuffing their ample funds under their mattresses if, gasp, capital gaines rates and yord nan income rates are increased. the ultra rich, including me, will forever pursue investment opportunities. why is there such a hang-up even to the point that republicans have signals willingness to find revenue in other places as lodge as they do not actually increase the rates? >> i think the hang-up is broader than that. and what mr. buffet is asking for simplicity. as far as investors go, they simply want things to be resolved because again unless there's clarity in the future, you're just not going to see much happening. as i mentioned
with the president over the weekend. the white house's pr campaign is being buoyed along by warren buffett who is voicing support for tax hikes for americans just like him. >> i think it would have a great effect in terms of the morale of the middle class who have seen themselves paying high payroll taxes, income taxes and then watched guys like me end up paying a rate that's below that, you know, paid by the people in my office. >> joining me now is wisconsin's republican senator ron johnson. senator, it's great to have you with us this morning. and as we talk about what's taking place in washington, d.c. right now, the million dollar question is all concerns around senators lindsey graham, saxby chambliss, congressman peter king among other republicans who said they'd be willing to break away from grover norquist's anti-tax pledge. will you say if you're willing to break that pledge in order to save the country from the fiscal cliff. >> hello, thomas. and first of all, i signed that pledge two years ago, and the reason i signed it is because i think increasing tax rates, increasing the amoun
think of warren buffett's proposal for a minimum income tax on high earners for people who are now paying so much less, paying what mitt romney paid, paying what warren buffett pays, 14 or 16%, because of capital gains and other investments, what about a minimum tax that would require them to pay 35%? >> the president has supported the buffet principle for a long time and his state of the union address last year, he supported buffet rule which would set a minimum tax for those who are the most wealthy. but we have a set of problems we need to address. and this requires a comprehensive solution and most importantly, we need to collect additional revenue from the most fortunate which includes raising tax rates to where they were during the clinton years. >> similarly, what about revisiting simpson-bowles? a lot of people are talking about the framework, a lot of work has been done, are there means testing, further means testing of medicare, for instance, or other kinds of delayed medicare enactment, you know, sliding the age, for instance, kicks in other ways to try to down the road
are expected to be spent to that. billionaire warren buffett wants the so- called buffett rule if to have more teeth. this helps the bay area. amazon is going good and they are having to pay income tax. can we deliver more than four days and will give your familiar to. if companies are starting to see a little bit of a grind. watching was born on with the fiscal cliff he is calling from some really big high-tech. his stated that 30 percent of people and those making more than that >> keep the mind that warm the fed wants lower tax brackets and he thinks the prop. 13 best guess there's really no right answer to approe fiscal cliff. the markets are nearing afternoon i and as we approach this he thinks and others think that the markets could go higher. it will be very edge as in to see where we end up. upper-class and most of america. we have a lot of work ahead o >> i think we should compromise. we have not heard that word in washington for what. >> will be back with winners and losers. >> the executive director of is salvation army warehouse has been fired after still a donated items were found
, i think warren buffett also suggested to raise it to $500,000, not $250,000. so that could be more palatable, too, to upper middle class people. they'll get a break up to $500,000. but it's very hard once you hit the million-dollar bracket to say, oh, no, no, we're going fro text those people. clearly these republicans are seeing the same poll numbers that obama is seeing, that this is not where the american people are right now. >> it's interesting you bring up the poll numbers. keith, let me bring you in on these. we know a exit poll combines. our first read team points out a republican pollster david winston says 61% say the better way to raise revenue is closing loopholes and reforming the tax code and they're seeing some republicans look at that particular poll over the one we've ma jorlly talked about, which is the exit polling. >> i wonder if these are the same republican pollsters who said romney is going to win in a landslide. >> touche, touche. >> you have to take this with grain of salt. the reality is the american people knew what barack obama was running for when he wa
in the bank. he doesn't need a union for rich people. if he feels that way and warren buffett and these guys feel that way get your checkbook and show us what occurs. stuart: to fire about patriotic millionaires, a lot of people fired about the facebook page. we told you we were going into triple digits. the dow is up 100 points and there is light volume today. big money people can move the market and apparently, let's go to robert gray. robert: the tech outpacing the broader market. tech stocks in the s&p down leading the charge and it is down below $9 with a disappointing earnings just a week ago and certainly ramping into the black holiday and shopping for electronic gadgets. michael dell said the windows 8 launch last month, giving consumers a real reason to upgrade in several years. the touch screen technology, convertible and hybrid, basically tablets', laptops at the same time to have a built in keyboard, this new technology is a new wow factor for the holidays. stock we should remind you down 35% year to date but it is up 7% this week alone. dave: back to neutral. thank you very much
had warren buffett on the show yesterday. warren buffett said raising the top marginal tax rate to 39.6% wouldn't catch any of the top income earners in america. that it would not impact them at all. now why shouldn't republicans be focusing on that, the real political battle in washington today, instead of focusing on a battle they know they're going to lose, against a woman of color after they just got shellacked in the polls among people of color and females. why are they doing this? and, andrea, a bigger question, as we go to a new congress, is john mccain going to continue to have the disproportionate impact that he has on foreign policy in the republican senate caucus? mika and i talked to so many people over the past two, three years that say we want, republican senators, we want out of afghanistan but, you know what, we just sort of stay out of john's way. how many times have we heard that? >> a lot. it's disturbing. >> we hear it all the time. they stay out of his way. are they going to blindly follow and, again, i love and respect senator mccain, but i don't want my party to
the people who initially are going to get, teresa heinz kerry, warren buffett, people who have massive amounts of money. they're hit the hardest, right? >> absolutely. the proposal i wrote had an exemption for households up to $500,000 in wealth that, is exempting 80% of american households right there. >> how did you draw that line? i can imagine there is all kinds of cheating that is going to happen around that line. or even on the bentley. people are going to say it has dents and not worth very much money. how do you avoid that? >> we have a lot of cheating right now with income tax. so we might to have a higher exemption. we might to have to have slightly higher rates. i think overall fighting wealth inequality is so important. it is really wealth, not income that, affects your access to opportunity and our wealth inequality is so extreme that it's hurting our living standards in the long run. >> and 500,000, that was an arbitrary number. why did you pick that? >> well, like i said, it already exempts about 80% of american households. if you want to make a dent in inequality, you h
kerry, warren buffett, that's who will be hit the hardest? >> absolutely. the proposal had an exemption of proposals with up to $500,000 in wealth. that exempts most households right there. >> how did you draw that line? even on the bentley, people will say it has dents and it's not worst much. how do you have that? >> we have a lot of cheating with income tax and with a wealth tax, i'm sure people would try to cheat on that as well. we might have to have high slightly higher rates. but fighting wealth in equality is so important, bought that's what affect your opportunity and our wealth inequality is hurting were living standard in the long run. >> 500,000, why did you pick that? anything under that, you won't get taxed, above it, you are. >> it already exempts about 80% american households. if you want to make a debt in inequality, you have to have a progressive tax system, and this is a way to do it. >> let us know what you think. trying to be proactive here and help solve the problem. help those guys in washington now. >>> israel why and gaza are claiming the cease-fire as a victory
very much. >>> al sharpton, here is the issue. warren buffett saying this week to the president effectively, my words, not his, don't give in here. don't give in on taxes. threaten to go over the fiscal cliff. it's not going to kill the economy any worse. how does the president work his will here? how does he get to the kind of compromise that david cody wants and other ceos, while still saying i've won this election and i need to drive things in the direction i think is best? >> i think he's got to govern by the commitments made during the campaign. and i think he will. this is about fairness. why do we need to deal with the tax on the rich first? because we must assure americans we are dealing with fairness. we keep talking about shared sacrifice. there was not shared wealth and shared prosperity. so you're asking people that didn't enjoy the good times to share in paying for the tab that they never enjoyed. so i think that when we first deal with the taxes, as you raised in your first point, and then go from there talking about how we deal with entitlements and all, you have
at the end of the year. and in today's "new york times" warren buffett calls for a, quote, minimum tax for the wealthy writing let's not forget about the rich and ultra rich going on strike. capital gains rates and ordinary income rates are increased. the ultra rich, including me, will forever pursue investment opportunities. buffett calls for the cutoff point to increase from $250,000 to $500,000, by the way. defensem democrats are facing pressure from interest groups who oppose changes to medicare and social security like this one from the aarp. >> some politicians think medicare and social security are just numbers in a budget. well, we worked hard for those benefits. we earned them. and if washington tries to cram decisions about the future of these programs into a last-minute budget teal, we'll all pay the price. >> and there's your potential pressure from the left. gop negotiators have put adjusting the measure of inflation which determines social security benefits back on the table, something the president had agreed to in 2011. majority leader harry reid has ruled that out this
and it says "four reasons why warren buffett" the ally of the white house on this "is wrong on tax hikes." >> but the interesting something that now any time anyone types up on twitter "my2k" which was a white house-created hashtag, you get the heritage foundation. >> among others. >> brown: among others. >> you would think that -- at the top. you would think that the obama administration would have bought their own tweet. >> brown: howie, what is the administration asking its supporters to do through this tash tag? i mean, is it just to get the word out or is there something more explicit? >> well, it's all about mobilizing public opinion which is easier to do when n a campaign when off clear choice-- barack obama or mitt romney. with the romney campaign having evaporated the democrats have an advantage on this. so obama for america, the digital group that was created to help get president obama elected to a second term has sent out an e-mail with graphics to its supporters on millions of people oner, the mail list urging them to get involved on the president's proposals and to share so
companies that will start raining cash. and if you were going to analyze them warren buffett style would be quite attractive. what are they and what are the key characteristics? >> we had a report out called raining cash and still raining cash over the last couple of years and we published a new report just a couple of weeks ago called macao's checklist. we're basically saying the reason why you should be owning these stocks going forward is because of the dividend yield. these stocks are generated a huge a free cash flow over the last couple years and now they're looking to pay quite high dividends of about 10%. so we think that's a strong reason to own the is to bes going forward. so it's hard to think about macao as a safe place to be, but as we've highlighted in the report and using buffett as a proxy, it takes a lot of the boxes. so the companies have strong balance sheets. they're basically net cash now. they have high 33% and also generating huge free cash throw. and if you think about the six companies in hong kong, you have three that pay down at that level. so we believe it's v
livestock and dairy markets. this is a stock with renewed focus because it is warren buffett's -- one of his latest additions. small stake but he did add. >> $143 million. "the journal" takes a crack at why you would want it. secular advances in need for global grain output, emerging markets and so ford. along his burlington northern play. he adds to the position down the road. it's only a 1% stake right now. >> where are we in terms of -- i know the company put outlook looking 5% increase for full year 2013 in equipment sales, 10% for the first quarter and $3.2 billion. how does that figure -- >> in line with what wall street was expecting. revenue guidance, growth guidance, that was a little stronger than was expected. this stock has had a monster run since its last earning report back in august. it's up 18% since the end of september. an outperformer relative to the broader market. the question is, is this a pullback, not only because the eps missed but also because they had a big run of late. . are people simply taking profits here? >> we don't talk a lot before greece because there's a
. >> only story you care about. >> of course. might be some mheisman voters. >> warren buffett. excellent, powerful piece "new york times" in the about taxes on the rich. he says the rich have been just beating the middle class in the economy over the past three decades. he has some great statistics. he also says this notion that rich people like him will stop working hard and investing if taxes go up is crazy. he says, i made a lot of money in the '50s, in the '60s when taxes were higher. it's time for us to pay up. a very powerful piece. >> he starts off that piece "new york times" in the saying an investor you had miadmire comesd says i've got this great deal. i'm in. you should be, too. would you reply it all depends on the tax rate on the gains i'm going to make. if the taxes are tie hioo high goes on to slap grover norquist. >> that's not fair. >> in this piece he actually says he's in favor of higher taxes for the rich. but he actually disagrees with the president at what level shah should kick in. he thinks it should be half a million. very interestingly, he says at the very, very
warren buffett once the so-called buffett rule to have more peace. buffett says high income individuals need to pay more taxes. he is pushing for a 30% tax rate for those making between one and $10 million. 35 percent taxes for people making more than that. president obama as me lay their tax rate will keep at 30%. >> we will be back and a few moments. >> the time is 945 and and monday morning. big story with the weather is the fog. here's a look to your visibility were a lot of folks are still looking at one-tenth of a mile visibility for s f all. oakland improved to 1 mi.. not all end prove to the 10 mi. and visibility. you are just fine. santa rosa is still at zero visibility, napa is improved to 4 mi.. having east sacramento and down to three tenths of a mile for visibility. the dense fog advisory still in effect for the 17 valley. we're still seeing some areas of free dance fog including redwood city at three tenths of a mile for visibility. our roof cam route over again as avenues is starting to see the fog makes out a little bit as promised. conditions will improve as we get to t
times" investor warren buffett add slow indicates a minimum tax on what he calls the ultra rich. he says it will not wreck the economy. "the ultrarich, including me, will forever pursue investment opportunities." >> republican senator john mccain says that he is open to changing his mind on susan rice. now, if she's nominated to become the next swuf state, mccain, he now says he has, of course, been critical of her. she's the current u.s. ambassador to the u.n. she is under fire from republicans for initially saying that it was protesters, not terrorists, who launch the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. rice says she went with the information that the intelligence community gave her at the time. mccain now says he is not going to block her nomination. he is going to give her a chance to explain. here's how he explains that. >> i give everyone the benefit of explaining their position and the action that is they took. you'll be glad to have the opportunity to discuss these issues with her. >> all right. i want to bring in our foreign affairs correspondent jill dougher
, taxes, things that distort economic activity. >> warren buffett wrote an interesting op-ed. he is a supporter of the president but said he does not favor raising rates on people making more than $250,000 but said he would support it for people making $500,000. is there an income level where you support or at least not oppose vehemently the idea of racing rates? >> again, you know, i don't think that's a constructive direction to go in. we -- you know, we could just keep adding ever more brackets, and ever more burdens on people who are productive or have a couple of good years in their business. i think all of that discourages economic growth and discourages risk taking and entrepreneurship. so i'm in favor of moving in the direction of a flatter tax system. of fewer brackets, lower rates, simplicity where we get rid of all the distortions that happen in the tax code, rather than speculating about how many different new brackets we should create. >> i want to get to benghazi. on taxes you talk about closing loopholes and reducing destructions. grover norquist says that would vi
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